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Thread: Finally a Way to Store My Machine Needles

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    I've had no luck looking for these at family dollar or dollar general. If anyone finds them at a store, please share what store it was. Maybe stores' inventory differs in different areas.
    Gale! I originated this thread and when I get back up to the Family Dollar store in Wisconsin where I purchased these boxes, I will check to see if they still have them. If they do, I would be happy to purchase them for you and send them to you. If this is agreeable with you, please PM me and send me your address. Yolanda Wood River

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    Now, go back to the store a purchase the package of pony tail wraps. They fit around the bobbins perfect and keeps the threads from tangling or unrolling.

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    That's a great idea. Unfortunately, my DGD are very curious in my sewing room so I've had to do a bit more 'hiding' of my sharps. They are in plastic chewing gum containers. All the different sizes containers are stored in a plastic 3-drawer shelf on the bookshelf beside my machine. When they are older I maybe able to leave things out or within reach but for now, that's what I have to do.

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    Thank You for the answer to one of my problems. I will look for these containers next time I shop.
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    Sometimes (quite often actually) I wish this board would have a "like-button". I just wanted to say that I like to see how people have organized things. In sweden we have far smaller houses than the average american house. Eventhough I have my own sewing room (which is oh so luxurious still having kids in the house), it is probably far smaller than you would imagine. And I have to keep everything in here, from my computer to the gift wrapping supplies etc.

    So needless to say (pun not intended), I always appreciate crafty storage and sorting ideas!

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    Thanks for sharing. Love this one.

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    Found them at the dollar tree tonight!! Thanks for the offer though-I didn't see it until tonight for some reason.

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    That is a neat idea. What I do with gently used machine needles: I thread a piece of thread thru the eye and put it back in the original pack. That way when I see the thread I know it has been used. I also have "penny" size sticky notes for each needle size that I stick to the top of the machine so I remember which needle I have in the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay45 View Post
    That is a neat idea. What I do with gently used machine needles: I thread a piece of thread thru the eye and put it back in the original pack. That way when I see the thread I know it has been used. I also have "penny" size sticky notes for each needle size that I stick to the top of the machine so I remember which needle I have in the machine.
    What a great idea. I keep marking a piece of paper and then losing it. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay45 View Post
    That is a neat idea. What I do with gently used machine needles: I thread a piece of thread thru the eye and put it back in the original pack. That way when I see the thread I know it has been used. I also have "penny" size sticky notes for each needle size that I stick to the top of the machine so I remember which needle I have in the machine.
    Love that idea. I even have threads lying around that would work perfectly for it.

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